This is so eerie. An alligator was spotted near Disney’s Seven Seas Lagoon just days before a 2-year-old boy was attacked at the resort. See the creepy video right here.
As authorities continue to search for the poor 2-year-old boy that was attacked by an alligator at a Disney World resort on June 14, video footage surfaced showing that a gator was lurking in the area days before the attack. There’s no proof if the alligator was the one that took the little boy away in his jaws, but it’s certainly a scary image after a seemingly deadly attack.
The video, obtained by TMZ, shows an alligator swimming in The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress’ lagoon, which is similar to the Seven Seas Lagoon at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort where the boy was dragged into the water. While the Hyatt’s lagoon has signs warning of alligators, the Disney resort’s has a sign that says “No Swimming.”
The little boy, whose name has yet to be released, was on a summer vacation to Disney World all the way from Nebraska when things turned tragic. While he was playing in the Seven Seas Lagoon with his parents and four-year-old sister looking on, an alligator suddenly dragged him into the water. Although his father ran into the water in attempt to pry his little boy from the grips of the gator, he was sadly unsuccessful and the boy has since been missing. See the video of the gator in the nearby lagoon below:
Officials immediately launched a search and rescue mission for the boy, but they were unable to find him in the first several hours. After endlessly searching, police sadly admitted it was wasn’t likely that the little boy’s body would be recovered alive. “There’s no question they will lose a 2-year-old child,” Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said in a press conference on June 15. “It has been 15 hours since. We are working on recovering the body of the child at this point. The ultimate goal is to bring closure to the family.”
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